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Advance health directives

An advance health directive is a formal way of giving instructions for your future health care, and comes into effect only if you are unable to make your own decisions.

Information to include in an advance health directive

Be sure to include all relevant information when making an advance health directive.

Making an advance health directive

You can make an advance health directive whenever you like.

Changing or revoking an advance health directive

You can change or revoke an advance health directive whenever you like, provided you still have the decision-making capacity to do so.

Enduring power of attorney forms

Short form

Use the short form if you wish to appoint the same attorney/s for both financial matters and personal matters (including health care). You may also use it to appoint an attorney (or attorneys) for financial matters onlyor for personal matters (including health care) only.

Long form

Use the long form if you wish to appoint an attorney/s for personal matters (including health care) and a different attorney/s for financial matters. If you wish to appoint the same attorney/s for both personal/health and financial matters, you use the short form.

Revocation form

Use the revocation form if you would like to revoke an enduring power of attorney.

 

Last reviewed
29 June 2010
Last updated
22 May 2014

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